Before you know it the temperature drops and your regular skin routine isn’t quite working anymore. Winter isn’t all snow angels and hot cocoa it’s dry and irritated skin too. Below are some excellent tips for keeping your skin soft, hydrated and beautiful all winter long.
In winter our skin becomes dryer and that can lead to it working overtime to create pore clogging oils to try and hydrate itself. Don’t forget to exfoliate to clear all of the bad stuff out of the way.
2. Adjust your moisturizing routine
If you notice your skin feeling dryer in winter that means your moisturizing routine needs a little adjustment. Don’t just go for the heaver creams as that could clog your pores even more. I would suggest adding a lightweight serum to your routine, one with hyaluronic acid for example.
Also make sure you apply sunscreen or use a moisturizer with sunscreen in it. Just because the sun isn’t shining doesn’t mean UVA rays aren’t still wreaking havoc on our faces.
3. Try a Humidifier
Some of us tend to get dry itchy all over during fall and winter. Humidifiers add moisture to the air around you which can alleviate those awful symptoms.
4. Avoid long hot showers and baths
If you’re like me you cherish long hot showers in the winter. As good as it feels at the time it is not so great for your skin in the long run. Try using warm rather than hot water or limit the hot water use. Also make sure to moisturize as soon as you get out so that your skin can absorb more moisture as it dries.
5. Try to avoid acne treatments
Anyone who grew up on acne treatments can tell you, its absolute hell during winter. Most acne treatments dry out your skin and they just do not agree with winter weather. If you use over the counter meds you may want to look for a moisturizing version of what you are using. Also if you do see a dermatologist they can give you tips on how to better use the medications you’re on.
Do you have to change your routine in winter? If so what do you change?
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